Critical Praise for “Bernstein’s Philharmonic: A Centennial Festival”Read more
November 16, 2017
Slatkin’s performances with the New York Philharmonic for the Leonard Bernstein centennial celebration were met with rave reviews. The program included Bernstein’s “Kaddish,” with soprano Tamara Wilson, the Concert Chorale of New York, the Brooklyn Youth Chorus, and narration by Jeremy Irons.
Leonard Slatkin’s Conducting School, Lesson Fourteen: How It Looks and Sounds, Part OneRead more
November 15, 2017
In this month’s lesson, Maestro Slatkin provides an opportunity for students to combine the beat patterns and left-hand communication techniques they have learned to conduct an excerpt from Maurice Ravel’s Bolero.
Slatkin Conducts at NY Phil’s Bernstein Centennial FestivalRead more
November 7, 2017
Leonard Slatkin conducts the New York Philharmonic as they honor Leonard Bernstein in his 100th birthday year. Bernstein’s Philharmonic: A Centennial Festival is part of the worldwide salute to the legacy of the renowned composer, conductor, pianist, and educator.
Slatkin Returns to MSM for Second Annual Conductors’ ProjectRead more
October 24, 2017
Leonard Slatkin is in New York City for the second annual Manhattan School of Music/Detroit Symphony Orchestra Conductors’ Project. Two recent MSM conducting graduates—Malcolm J. Merriweather and Yoon Sang Timothy Cho—are the selected conducting fellows for the project.
For 2018 Grammy Consideration: Three of Leonard Slatkin’s Naxos RecordingsRead more
October 23, 2017
Members of the Recording Academy are voting in the 60th Annual GRAMMY Awards, and three of Leonard Slatkin’s recordings have been submitted for consideration.
DSO Principal Viola and Principal Cello to Perform as Featured SoloistsRead more
October 18, 2017
DSO Principal Viola Eric Nowlin and Principal Cello Wei Yu will be featured soloists for concerts conducted by Music Director Leonard Slatkin, October 20-21. The program includes a world premiere by Loren Loiacono titled Smothered by Sky, Elgar’s Cello Concerto, and Berlioz’s Harold in Italy.
Leonard Slatkin’s Conducting School, Lesson Thirteen: Stop and HoldRead more
October 15, 2017
In October’s conducting lesson, Maestro Slatkin addresses how to cut off the orchestra. He also introduces the fermata symbol and its effect on the ending of a piece, using score examples from Brahms’s Symphony No. 1 and Dvořák’s “New World” Symphony.
Screening of “Samuel Barber, Absolute Beauty,” Featuring Leonard SlatkinRead more
October 10, 2017
Maestro Slatkin will attend a screening of the new documentary Samuel Barber: Absolute Beauty, in which he is featured, at the Royal Starr Film Festival at Emagine Royal Oak on Saturday, October 14, at 1 p.m. After the film he will participate in a Q&A session with the filmmaker and sign copies of Leading Tones.
DSO Opens 2017-18 Classical Season with Pianist Olga KernRead more
October 9, 2017
The Detroit Symphony Orchestra will kick off a season-long celebration of Music Director Leonard Slatkin’s 10th anniversary and the 2017-18 Classical Series with concerts featuring special guest pianist Olga Kern.
Leonard Slatkin’s Conducting School, Lesson Twelve: Clef NotesRead more
September 15, 2017
Maestro Slatkin uses the Beethoven String Quartet No. 12 to introduce the clefs conductors encounter in their scores, and he explains the importance of transpositions to understanding how the notes sound and fit together.